Bracesco, Giovanni (ca. 1550)
A physician, prior, and alchemist of Brescia, Italy, who flourished
in the sixteenth century. He gave much study to the Hermetic
philosophy, and commented upon the work of the Arab
alchemist Geber. His publications include The Tree of Life, a dissertation
upon the uses of the Philosophers’ stone in medicine,
published in Rome in 1542.